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Jenner & Block Partner Reena R. Bajowala recently served on the Planning Committee for the Leadership Council On Legal Diversity’s Sixth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium that took place from June 1-3, 2017, in New York City. The Symposium kicked off with a Community Service Event, planned by the Outreach Committee, which Ms. Bajowala co-chaired for the 2016-17 year. As part of the event, Fellows participated in a mock networking session with students from the Eagle Academy for Young Men in Brooklyn. During the Symposium, Ms. Bajowala, who founded an annual fundraising and community service participation competition among graduate Fellow classes and founded the Community Service Award, presented the award to the winning class. This year, the Fellows raised $12,500 that will go towards the Eagle Academy. Jenner & Block’s New York office Managing Partner and Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee Susan J. Kohlmann also took part in the Symposium, leading a discussion about diversity with a group of Fellows. Ms. Bajowala is a 2013 LCLD Fellow. Other Jenner & Block Fellows include Partners Kelly M. Morrison (2017), L. David Russell (2016) and Jolene E. Negre (2014).
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 265 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse US legal profession. Its Fellows Program works by identifying high-potential mid-career attorneys from diverse backgrounds and setting them on the path to leadership. Over the course of a year, Fellows participate in events and programs intended to foster collaboration and build relationships, including attending in-person conferences and training programs, participating in peer-group projects and attending various events hosted by LCLD’s top leadership, law firm managing partners and general counsel. The Fellows Program has grown to include a vigorous Alumni Program.